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the ultimate sacrifice for us. as we transfer this treasure, this island, from the navy back to the city, i hope that all of us will remember the service and sacrifice of every sailor, every marine, living and dead. [applause] and the people who left from here and the people who serve today, risking everything, so that we can celebrate today. that legacy lives on in the young men and women who wear the cloth of this country and who are deployed around the world as we meet here today. when the famous or infamous bates 3 aligning closure process started in 1988, a final result of any individual base closure and transfer could not have hoped for a better ultimate outcome than what has been achieved in treasure island. the navy's charge is to dispose of property in a manner that promotes economic development. that has been done. the transfer of treasure island is a win for san francisco. it is a win for the state of california, a win for the united states navy, and a win for the american taxpayers who paid for this base and all the infrastructure that was here. because of this transfer, the ame
fewer cars than last year, which gives us more of an ability to protect the trees and tree roots and other things like this. the promoters have been working with us on a code of conduct that we will be actively promulgating out to the participants about driving, picnicking, to help make certain that there is full thoughtfulness on the use of the metal. and they have been wonderful about this. the permits for this are $9,000 for the facility, and last year, this was 6300. this is the final year of the three-year phasing so this will go to 9000. and there is a leap -- remediation fee, dedicated to the metal. this will go into the fund for all the things that we can do to help that metal, specifically. the park patrol may remain the same at 1950. this is because there is some discussion about having the part do more and the police to a little bit less. and at their request, the date of the cars were moved to 1980 and older, as opposed to 1972. younger people kind of -- they want to reach out to the younger people and they had vehicles that are not as old. in the event of rainfall or
have a strong and salsa-type music following. so a lot of us came down here in san francisco to joey's specifically on sunday's. so i know as far as all my companions from sacramento that we really enjoy jelly's. and we'll certainly regret it. all of us have felt safe at joey's, it advocated a clean, healthy, fun environment. i'm not aware of the details. i don't believe this is something that was due to joey's and their way of operation. i'd like to express my support for continuation of joey's. thank you. >> for public comment -- >> good morning. i'd like to speak about the waterfront land use plant study. >> this is situation is intolerable. to break up a club and put up a tower, which is against the waterfront plan use specifications that they should connect the land to the bay is crazy. they speak out of two sides of their mouth. that's called corruption. this is not about money and greed. hundreds of car garages is wrong. it's an already difficult situation we have now, so how could you approve a plan like this? it's ridiculous. all we can think of is what's behind all this. an
with the schools. hopefully, it would give us some resources. also, it gives us an opportunity to integrate into the other strategies of school improvement we are developing, so i am very supportive of this and hopefully will be following through. >> i want to make decisions i think will help as well. we're having a tendency part of the questions that are asked when it comes to any of the reporting that is happening, so they are asking questions about attendance and when parents are engaged, they are also being asked about attendance. often one student will cut five departments, and we have been working collaborative lay -- collaborative flav -- collaboratively around shared data. you have a more collaborative association. if there is the case across the board that reaches all of the departments with one person reporting, we are hoping this is going to help with that. the last point is we want to set a goal for ourselves, and we are not only looking at how we reduce truancy but how we move students who have been chronically absent and moving them to 20 days. that really makes a difference.
department will be hosted the navy and marine corps for a practical search and rescue training. the u.s. navy is going to host a regional civilian prepared this volunteers and urged people from around the region -- preparedness volunteers answered by people from around the region, and a number of activities will take place from around the green. the blue angels will also be year. we did not put that on the list, but that is a given. on october 16, the san francisco fire department is having their annual citywide emergency response team drills. the list of where those are going to occur is on this. as we moved into october 16 through 18, we will be doing bourbon shield regional terrorism exercise that is an annual event -- urban shield regional terrorism exercise. the sheriff's department and police and others are heavily involved in this. it is my understanding we will have captains' available in five-hour shifts and the police department that will be helping the area command for all the exercise sites that will occur in this committee. october 21, and i would like you to go back to your agen
to give us the chance to put our risk into reality and jobs into the future of america and san francisco. i want to announce that we have been working very hard with the last week and with business leaders across america targeting 10 key states that have used this program to great success. mississippi, pennsylvania, florida, texas, michigan, and five other states, and we are starting an online campaign to petition signatures in each state, not only from the employee side, but from a business side. let us create more jobs. let us add to our payroll, payroll taxes, to help us at more to the government, but we need another leg up for another year. help us in his advocacy effort in 2010 and 2011. so, mayor newsom, thank you one more time so much. and i would like to introduce one of the faces of the people who works for me. there is a real sight to this, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce ginger, who works in archives and just celebrated her one-year anniversary with the archives. >> thanks, robert. thanks, mayor newsom. thanks, everyone, for having me here. i am a single mother, an
university. this is in the middle of the avenue. this moves us into the stock that would provide greater access for the residents of the park and greater safety for all of the user's including san francisco state. this would create a very important linkage that is missing in our transportation system in this side of the city. there are other advantages not only providing for stops that you can get off the new system but also the opportunities to create a landscaped front door to the city right here on 19th avenue. we also will be providing a zero to low emissions shuttle bus that will provide access from this unique and the bus stops that we are providing at the northern edge directly to the daily city parks station. this connects directly to the part. this is a very important linkage. in the interim, we will be using the same shuttle best -- shuttle bus. as was mentioned, this is a long-term project which took approximately 20 years to complete but we know the estimates that we have given you are actually conservative ones. we see this as an opportunity to create a place that is truly u
'm going to use consistent divisions between the information so we can continue to be consistent about the report on all things that happened in the office. so firstly, the alcohol mitigation fee. hopefully you all have a -- amending the administrative code to impose a fee on alcoholic beverage wholesalers and persons to distribute or sell alcoholic beverages in san francisco, and in order to recover a portion of the health cost and administration costs for spending chronic ineastbound arenas through the sobering center. that legislation was not presented to this commission for comment, but was presented to the small business commission. it went to budget committee on august 4 and was amended after a great deal of public testimony. many of our permities did show up to speak on that item. it was heard again in a special meeting yesterday in the same committee on august 9, with further public testimony and moved to the full board without recommendation, for consideration after the recess. the small business commission continues to take a position of op significance to that fee, and this
like a major and a minor type of thing. commissioner alan: yeah. i hesitated to use it that way, but whatever staff feels is a good way to delineate, i think that would be great. at a glance, we can then keep track of those venues which continue to be on one or the other list. because we're going to take a different style of interaction to resolve. >> yeah, not a problem. commissioner alan: thank you. president roja: commissioner meko. commissioner meko: thank you. similar comment with regard to the notices and violations that you've issued recently. could you also give us some indication where there are multiple notices of violation? >> you mean as far as we've noticed them before in the past? commissioner meko: that's correct. >> that shouldn't be a problem. commissioner meko: ok, great. president roja: any public comment regarding the report from the deputy director? seeing none, public comment is closed. item number four, election of commission president and vice president. i wasn't at the last meeting, so i don't know how this all went. was this on the agenda? >> it was on
this item forward as a committee report. are there any items before us? >> item four will go before the committee report on august 10, 2010, and that completes our agenda. supervisor chu: thank you very much. we are adjourned. >> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> good afternoon. i'm the director san francisco's department of the environment. we are here today with our partners to
like this, so we encourage people to use that. clearly, that is an option along with the red cross and the other very well known traditional avenues. sf gives back is set up on our city's official website. mayor newsom: there are a number of calls -- puc has received some calls. david has received a number of calls. anything you want to add? you have a couple of centers that were access for emergency response. i know there have been some environmental questions. >> we have a really great public utilities commission. in addition to the san francisco jail and airport, we have hundreds of employees in the immediate vicinity because we operate the regional water system, so in that capacity, they were able to immediately respond. in the first hours, that was all in mutual aid since for fire support. our first concern was making sure san bruno have water. they are our wholesale water customer, and there were some problems because one of the water mains was damaged. second, we did bring water trucks into the area to thecal fire. third, all those helicopters making those drops were pouring
. every three years, the state adopts a new code. by law, we are required to use the state code, and we are given authority to amend it based on local conditions, climate, topography. we have done this many times over the years. excuse me come up to 1984, we had our own code. since that time, we have had to take state coach, and by law, we have six months to make local changes and bring them toward to have an effective date of colon with the federal code. in doing your code update every cycle, we develop a code of cycle adoption plan, schedule, and i will point out, we are always on a tight timeframe because the city only gives us six months to make changes. that might be ample time for other jurisdictions, but we have to take the code to through the various subcommittees. i know some of you attended those hearings. we then had in-house staff comment, review, analysis, we have to bring it to the full board, mayor, mandatory 30-day waits -- so we are just always on a tight time frame. of course, the code never comes out early from the state. it always comes out exactly on time or blight,
with a recommendation. supervisor chu: the item is before us. i believe we will need a roll call. before we do that, i want to thank supervisor alioto-pier for her leadership in bringing this item forward and bringing people together today in this room. i also want to take a minute to thank people on both sides have come here to share your experiences. it has been very educational to hear about your experiences. i want to say thank you for that. the other thing that is very interesting in this room is as i listened to testimony on both sides, i think both of you are right. i do think in terms of voluntary services and treatment programs that those are probably the most effective programs when people do want and are part of the solution and believe they have a say in their treatment. i also agree with the other side in the sense that sometimes there is a need for a bit more. there is a need for some additional help. what has been compelling to me is the testimony from ms. lacey, a professional in this industry for many years who has worked in the behavioral courts who has seen firsthand what the court
model for her students, for her colleagues and for all of us, so it's my pleasure to introduce you to ms. jennifer man. >> i'm very honored to receive this award today, and i would like to especially thank my colleague and good friend, laura garcia castro for recognizing and nominating me. i've been teaching at spring valley school -- science school for 18 years now and i feel very fortunate to be a part of a wonderful school with a great staff. we all place a high emphasis on making sure our students are aware of the importance of intelligent behaviors and critical thinking. students learn that there's a lot of things they can do to become smarter, such as asking lots of questions, being open minded, and admitting mistakes. they also know that because everyone is different, that we may not all like the same things or learn the same way which means that if one way doesn't work for us in understanding something, we might want to approach it a different way. thus, staying persistent and not giving up, as well as finding alternatives will eventually lead our students to a path of self-disco
: thank you. members of the board? >> well, we put the stimulus money to good use here. >> i have to thank the board. if you recall, when there was first discussions regarding the economic stimulus package, you know, one of the key activities was to make sure that this money -- you know, projects identified, which we had plenty of projects that needed fudgeding. but then also the procurement process. if you recall, you made some administrative changes that helped streamline the process in terms of, one, the staff's ability to get these contracts out on the street, or the r.f.p.'s out on the street. then to get at wards back to this board and through the board of supervisors in a streamlined process. so the economic stimulus helped us through a capital stand point. but i think it helped from an administrative standpoint also. it's showing in the results in terms of how we rank nationally in terms of this funding and expenditures and things of that nature. we are in the process. we've just been informed that we will be audited in terms of our expenditures, economic stimulus funding. that's s
. the solution was to limit the use of heavy equipment between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and we have been following that the last four weeks, and there has been basically a moratorium on that unless there is a safety issue or emergency situation. we will try to maintain that brought the rest of the project. we have not received any complaints since that first weekend. >> the second item, we met briefly yesterday and talked about the jobs that were being created and some of the can it go counters you had with some of the workers and how everyone is happy to be back at work in this economy. how many of these beliefs that are working on the job for our local hires? do we have any sense of that? >> we can get that information from the prevailing wage report. i would be happy to pass that along to read shortly. some of their flight thursday brought in for a fringes of work. their crew sizes -- tend to 15 -- some of their crews they brought in for apprentice work. their crew sizes, at 10 to 15. >> as you correctly pointed out, public out -- is an important component of construction or demo
would in courage using multiple ways to get the news to folks. >> i want to thank you again, along with staff. i take pride in being part of the commission where we were ahead of the curved to pass the greenest building code in the country, and along with that, progressive ideas will continue to push forward these ideas in a way that everyone wants to catch up the performance curve for both residential and commercial buildings will be the leading edge for energy conservation. any closing comments? >> thank you very much. the action we are requesting is that you approve the code and for them to the board of supervisors. i think that is it. >> so approved. >> public comment? >> good morning, commissioners. [inaudible] this green coat sounds wonderful but we should always -- code sounds wonderful but we should always remember in this progress of endeavor, we need justice, it needs to be clear. we need to have seminars in our neighborhoods, public hearings -- what do you call it when they get together in a big high school and are encouraged to learn more? also, we are going to proceed
of them would prepare for 32 million. but by that variable it would not matter if you use the lower 4 million, but the additional thing that concerns me is six years, up to six years that seven of our 107 are so vehicles could fall into disrepair, whereas if you purchase new ones -- i realize you don't just go down to a lot to get them, but my question is, how long does it take them to get there? >> it could take that long and longer. the design and engineering, going through the competitive process. >> i can go to that question. the contracts is negotiated for seven vehicles. there are three that we think will take a short to medium term repairs. within the first 20 months we should see those vehicles returning. the remaining four vehicles are just piles of rubble. >> what is the age of those four vehicles we are talking about? >> 17 years. >> these cars were damaged early on when they first arrived in have been sitting and cannibalized for parts. >> sorry to unravel, but it is $32 million. these vehicles, once repaired over the course of six years, will not be as good as would be a
in the dollar amount that the port commission uses to award contracts and that with those thresholds that are established in the administrative code. adoption of this resolution would also streamline the contract in process, and it would make it easier for u.s. commissioners as well as sports staff in terms of reducing the number of staff reports that are before you. in fact, there is one item on your agenda today that would not be there if we had this in place, so we are asking that you approve the resolution before you that would increase the dollar threshold for construction contracts from the current level of $50,000 to $400,000 and increase the dollar threshold for $50,000 the -- for approval of professional service contracts within the limits as established by the administrative code and other the delegation of authority that is provided by the purchaser. that concludes my report. >> so move. second. >> comment on this item? any other questions? >> i would just like to make clear that the basics for the $400,000 for services is a lapse in time since 1980. it is not a code set i
outside his house for one month, using it as a dumpster, so it was not even 25 feet it was supposed to be, so i went out and measured it myself with a yardstick, and i felt that he did not meet the 25 feet your requirement. also, we had asked inspector rafael to measure the building, and with the proposed conditions, for the existing conditions, he said there'd be no change and that was 66 feet, when, in fact, the building is now over 76 feet and two inches. basically, the dbi let us down. i guess that mr. rafael decided on his own to grant the variance, because if i did not go back, it it would not have been notice. he was giving new applications, and he split the back bedroom and the family room in order to make it into an independent unit downstairs. he has got separate entrances. he has got two satellite dishes. he has got to spaces and identical for a kitchen. at one time, he had a separate refrigerator down there, but he moved that out. he is continuously breaking the law, and that he is scrambling later to resolve the issues. thank you. that is all i have to say. commissioner hwang
and chief and staff, and the people who live behind us that keep us from anarchy. my name is doug mallar, private investigator of crimes against children. i have done it for 18 years. i a participated in investigations in 16 states and six trips to washington dc i have dozens of national references who lend their names and phone numbers, saying check me out. no one has ever asked -- has never had their name taken off my list. >> as you know, some of you were here when i came to years ago, and again last year. now we are tired of coming here and asking the police chief and you people to help us protect children when we have witnesses who have seen a lieutenant colonel living in san francisco at leavenworth st. skin babies alive, as well as torture 800 victims in eight states. i am giving you what i have given to d a harris today, what i have given to the u.s. attorney in san francisco today, and which i just returned from washington, d.c. last week, where we notified eric colder -- holder, care of michelle obama, what you're law enforcement here are covering up -- the torture and murders
, there is no limitation note on hours, which led us to believe we could move forward on the extended hours application, and then with this recall notification, so that was the intention. and then we brought in again this request from sfpd to continue this for tw weeks on the basis that they are having a change, and the applicant was ok with that. this is behind this memo, which indicates that they met with the applicant, and they are supportive of entertainment, but not of the hours, so we can ask the applicants what they would like to do this evening based on where we are right now. >> commissioners, i am appearing with my client, mr. saeid amin, who owns the hookah, and the also owns in north beach pizza -- owns north beach pizza. he thought they would ok the after-hours but had problems with another thing. that said, what we would like to do is we would like to put a couple of things in the record, and then we would like to ask this be put over to the call of the chair so that we can get on the same page and also get the 312 notification out. commissioner alan noted a few things. i actually have a
to respect those limitations. the use of cellular phones and other devices have been prohibited at this meeting. the chair may order the removal from the hearing room of anyone using cellular phones or other electronics producing sound. in order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask for you to fill out the speaker card to speak on an item in the interest of moving the meeting faster. we will have one minute to speak on each item per person. if there are extenuating circumstances that can be extended, we are trying to approve all of these items today. >> an order to allow equal time, the commission and the staff will respond to any questions during public comment. that may ask questions after the public comment is closed. we are now on item number four. members of the public may address the commission on items that within the subject jurisdiction of the commission and that do not appear on the agenda. with respect to the agenda items, the opportunity will be afforded in the item is reached during the meeting. i have one person requesting public comment. >> their plan to build
-teen and teen use, which is underserved. we have developed a community partnership and are piloting a program to offer after-school program in four middle schools. the studio hopes to be able to focus our attention on how to reach, serving the public. -- attention to outreach, irving the public. >> thanks for having us. i want to thank staff members for working with us to finalize the process, and i am very happy to be here today. i am thrilled to be able to stand here to commemorate our understanding. with your approval, we represent the beloved institution. currently, we serve youth- related programs every year. many have talked for more than 20 years. we are excited to continue to offer services for the communique, and we look forward to your approval. >> is there any other public comment on this item? public comment is closed. >> i just wanted to say a word of thanks to prius but also to the friends of the art studio. i think you goes -- you both represent a new chapter. as we are debuting our model with a focus on the arts, we welcome you as an active partner, and we're grateful for all
-- information they had, that they sent this information out to help us understand that the permit plans for the deck did not list the ladder and that was posted as a garage extension. i said that was because when we went to building, i had to go back to taking pictures and they told me i could not take down the garges because they had allowed a loft lying window next door. since they improve that, i told them that had nothing to do with that. i kept bringing them pictures showing them what i would do. consequently i paid $350 for a permit. i wrote in and buys citation notice, the information that was apparently approved by this commission of regarding the supervisors' request to have them taken off because they could be dangerous because a child had hurt themselves. they had been there three times to talk to the commission about this. she was nice enough to send me the information about today's hearing. thank you. >> did you receive a notice of violation from our department? >> in the traditional inspection they had my building listed as a rooming house. i do not know why. it is not a r
very, very bleak, and it occurred to me and all of us there that if this is true, we all have to get together and come up with new sources of income instead of taxing your own revenue sources out of business entirely. thanks it. thanks. supervisor avalos: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james robinson. my wife and i own a small wine shop here in the city. and we talked today about the targeting of big alcohol, but i think in reality the trickle down is going to hurt everyone in the chain below, big alcohol. we talked about price sensitivity today. three cents, five cents per glass. it doesn't sound like much but the true cost will realistically be much, much higher under the current three-tier alcohol distribution system. we talked about the impact on new payroll which could lead to further job losses here in the city. and i truly believe we need to do everything we can to stimulate job creations. the end result it seems that we would be steering business away from san francisco metro area. and we've got too many empty storefronts already t
the variance, but it seems that she is also trying to appeal the process itself, and she might have used that right and availed herself of that procedure had she gotten proper 311 notice, and i guess what i'm questioning is whether or not you feel that is right. >> the department does not feel that the notification is flawed. it describes accurately the type of work that is being done in the area that is actually affected. that is correct. and that is why the decision was not made to reassure the notification. oftentimes, we do make mistakes, and we do send out the 311. that is when the products described was incorrect. in this case, the rear yard was cut in half. commissioner garcia: i guess what i am saying is -- >> that is the 311. commissioner garcia: i am a neighbor. i want to object to this project. if i knew the full scope, i could object to it. i guess she could look out and see it was not existing. i wonder why she did not question the 311 to begin with. it seems there are times when there would be an advantage to build without a permit because then you could put down something
for every $1 spent on prevention. clearly they were acting out all litigation in san francisco, using a portion of those funds to save money in the long run. an ounce of prevention is worth 1 pound of cure. i ask you to seriously consider passing the mitigation fee, not only to deal with the costs of excessive alcohol consumption, but two events -- invest in efforts that will have a larger held down the road. supervisor avalos: -- larger help down the road. supervisor avalos: next speaker. >> we are in a tenuous position in coming out of this large recession, trying to encourage our patrons back. we have cut our prices to try to keep customers. this legislation, from the controller who i would like to thank from his insights, said that there would be a $13 million trickle-down impact on the businesses. i would like you to know that this impact will end with the loss of business and our customers. will impact my employees with a loss of shifts and jobs and possibilities of closing one or more of my location's. i would like to encourage you to vote no on this of all legislation. thank y
at that and get back to us. i'm worried about if being a safety hazard. >> thank you very much. yes, we'll take a look at that and get back with the board. chairman nolan: one thing from a past meeting that i had asked staff, members, consent to do a review of the citizens advisory committee recommendations to see, you know, the -- the suggestions that they had made and whether we accepted them or rejected them or partially did so. and i want to thank ms. boomer for outstanding work as usual in preparing that for us. the outcome, as it was, we've accepted the majority of recommendations from the citizens advisory committee. always talk about how thoughtful those recommendations are. and this agency agrees. a lot of work in that. i do appreciate that. does anyone else have new or unfinished business at this point? ok. welcome, director beach. thank you. so with that -- [inaudible] >> good afternoon, mr. chairman, and members of the m.t.a. board. i would also on behalf of the m.t.a. staff like to welcome our new director, director cheryl brinkman. we look forward to working with you over the next
, not interfering with a good, responsible operators. commissioner: so one of the mechanisms you would use to get the information that would be a more substantial scheme him to identify people, whether it be on that level of all the way up to a venue of honor? >> this is very much in the talking stage, but if one of you would note -- how many are employing security guards? we can tell you how many people have a liquor license, a bar license, but does that really mean that they are employing security, and i think when you are employing security, you are raising the bar. i do not want to get into policy issues, but i am not looking to burden the industry with fees, but there should be a way to streamline the system that allows us to maintain the important information that we can all share. president roja: commissioner meko. commissioner meko: one of the establishments and did not have a permit, and it is not within our jurisdiction if it does not have a permit, so what would you suggest? to move those responsibilities of enforcing operating without a permit at the entertainment commission level? >>
will experience tell us as we try to expand services and the park, so i would propose a short-term lease in the idea that if it works you have an asset on your hands. if it does not, we will be informed. i have another observation. it is my recollection most of the commercial businesses are on the southwest portion, and i am wondering if we might even go further and try to put this on the other side of the park so it is not competing in direct proximity to the existing businesses. i would like to see if we did get a specific geographic location on the other side of the park. can i ask the sponsors if that is an acceptable direction to go? >> would you come forward please? >> i would be happy with that. it is nice near the dog walking area. >> we will examine this of the end of two years, and we would restrict the proximity to the other side of the park. >> the one thing i would say is it would have to be in the opposite section of the park, and there might not be an appropriate location. we want to have it not located next to dolores park. >> i would like to see where you do propose to p
this will guide us in the coming fiscal year. to improve administrative efficiency in the department. we want to maintain for the benefit of the community. we continue to improve the maintenance of our parks and over 50 custodians short of where we need to be. it can actually link up with our system. we were also fortunate to receive the neighborhood playground report card. i'm extremely proud of our park patrol officers who again continuing with the theme of doing more with less, we are probably 20 to 30 park patrol officers away from an ideal staff. this year we increased our daily outreach in golden gate park and in buena vista park from 1 1/2 hours to two hours daily, meaning we are out every single morning from 4:30 to 6:30 with our park patrol, with the san francisco police department and our -- the department of public health to engage our illegal campers and to offer them services and to remind them of adherence -- the importance of adhering to the park code. this year each week we removed three tons of debris from golden gate park. three tons of debris is r
. that is the spirit that brings us together at the swearing in. that should be the spirit that focuses and unites all of us. that is about collaboration, coordination, partnership. not just the public and private partnerships. it is also the public partnerships. it is about getting people to work and reducing anxiety and stress, creating opportunity and building the future of this city by focusing on investing in people and place. i am very grateful that you all took the time to be here. i see you wait too many commissioners to even mention them. -- i see way to mano many commissioners to even mention them along with department heads. i want to thank all of those assembled, family members in particular, for taking the time to come down. we're making a number of new appointments. we are making some reappointment. one that i cannot hesitate to or should not -- john newland and i go way back. i somehow became the president of the commission, i still do not know how that happened. newland came in to replace a former director and took over the show down there. he was running things, dpt for some time. i g
asked for a draft document of best practices by the first of september, and a small group of us, including myself and some members of the command staff and a few industry representatives it, have been meeting to create that draft, as well as a short list of what they are calling recommended security-related conditions that they intend to present to you at the entertainment commission for your possible discussion and action. -- for your discussion and possible action. i might suggest to the commission that we probably hold a hearing or do something more than just internal discussion, but everything we do will be obviously sunshine and in the record, and as a follow-up to that operators meeting, an additional meeting was held on wednesday, august 18, by the entertainment commission. again, commander crenshaw and the mayor's office, but is focused primarily on the promoters. as we know, there is a pattern of>x the incidents of violence d the use of promoters in our permanent spaces and in some about 70 attended the meeting, and it filled room 201 to the breaking point, and the prom
a retired judge who sits on the panel and lends legal credence. right now, we are using a retired court of appeals justice who himself is a former police commissioner. the function of the committee -- date book at the material and determined that a member may have passed history that requires a legal notification to the da > the forward that to the chief. we sent a written note -- a written notification to the member, who has 15 days to respond with mitigating factors or material the committee can review. if we do not receive those, the relevant names and dates of the offense, or the material, is forwarded to the district attorney. if we do receive a response, the committee reconvenes, reviews the summary with any new material, and towards the recommendation to the police for referral. this allows the district attorney to comply with the legal mandates under brady but protect the rights of the personal members who legal firearms -- whose legal files are protected. this system -- has been considered a model. we have been asked by other jurisdictions for a copy. they are wrestling with th
to us? >> yes. >> we would be glad to do that. that area has all kinds of things going on. >> thank you. >> anyone else? >> mr. chairman, that is the last person who turned in a card and i do not see any other member of the public indicating that they would like to address the board. moving on to the consent calendar, there has been a request for item 10.2r regarding the residential parking permit to be severed from the agenda without receiving any other indication of any other item to be severed. >> do the members of the board have anything else that they would like to sever? is that all that you would like to speak about? is there a motion to approve the consent calendar? >> moved to approve. >> ready for discussion? >> aye. >> ok, we will take 10.2r. >> sorry for taking up your time, missing the last meeting as i was caught in a muni meltdown, i got here kind of late. >> please state to name. >> muni meltdown. >> i was just asking you to state your name. >> oh, marvin rest. i am a retired senior. i was opposed to residential parking permit from the outset, i knew that eventually they
stating my experience, which is all any of us can really do, and this is from my heart. thank you. supervisor alioto-pier: thank you. next speaker please. >> i think that'si think it is o decide for me what i need or what i want. i have been on both sides of the table in regards to this situation with mental illness. i have been labeled mentally ill. i am "mentally ill." i have lived incarcerated. i have lived in the jail system. i have been forced to have to take treatment that i did not feel was the right treatment for me. i went along with it because i was forced into the decision to be free or not be free, to make my own decisions or have them made for me. in that situation, of course i went along with the choices made for me even though i did not agree with them. i was not well at that time. i took the medication. i played the role, but i was not well. if anything, i would say the whole process made me sicker and not better. one of the things i know and have to say is that i have been working on my wellness and recovery. i have done that because i have a treatment team that u
for recovery. this is about choice, independence, giving people the opportunity to use a lot of the services we currently have that they do not qualify for because they have not committed a crime. we have all of these city services but the only way to reach them is to break the law. with laura's law, we're opening up the services so that people can use them and take advantage of them without having to go to jail first. [applause] supervisor chu: i would like to ask the crowd to refrain from applause. i would like to finish a public comment. supervisor avalos: there are a lot of services the city provides that could get people into treatment that are not mandated. people can access them at various points. they can access it through police officers, resource centers, a formal network. they can get access to services. there are ways to get people involved in treatment in the city. the city has a broad array of those services. that is compared to nevada county, especially. they're concentrated around the city and allow for greater access than laura's law would create. i do not think it is an apples
. they took us up on our offer, and at 6:53, we sent a complement of three engines, a truck, a battalion chief, and assistant chief, safety chief. we directed them -- instead of going down the airport, we directed them to where there was staging. once we checked in, we were redirected up to the side of the explosion. many of our units were providing structural protection within 45 minutes of the explosion. i would like to first and foremost extend our condolences and our sad and hearts for what is happening down at san bruno, and the fire department remains committed to assist our neighbors to the south. city family, under the direction of mayor newsom could not have worked more seamlessly. i appreciate the partnership we have with the airport and the trust the grumman has with the airport to utilize the resources from the airport to assist our neighbors in san bruno. at this time, most of the apparatus that were supporting down in san bruno have been released from the command post. as you stated, we do have a fuel unit that remains down there. the fuel unit has a capacity of approximately 1,5
be engaged in. what the administration wants us to do is relate not sound, research-based educational policy, and it is unfortunate. in a way, i am not fat and happy we did not get it. -- not that unhappy we did not get it. let's see some research. what about school number 11? school no. 12? why are we engaged in this type of competition. this is a crazy competition we are engaged in. where is the senate seat? -- sanity? where is the justice for our kids. we can look forward to federal funding. thank you, congress. thank you for the hard work. now what's? hopefully, we can bring back the laid off professionals, the laid-off classroom teachers and other support personnel, who we desperately need in this district. we have been struggling for a long time. on page 84, you will see a list of people who have been brought back, but as i look at the lives of people we hired, -- at the list of people we hired, i see many of our talented young teachers have resigned. we have lost a great deal of talent. i hope the government will respond. we have to solve this entire process. there is something really
. maybe ms. connor -- it has to do with the variance. let us assume for a second i am satisfied with everything having to do with the building. i am still a little confused about the hardship issue. it seems as though in the paper submitted by the permit holder there is a shift in what the hardship is from the hardship had to do with the fact that it is already built to, and i am saying this with respect and concern, we now know that the wife is very sick. permanently disabled, i think is the term. would that ever be a hardship considered by planning? >> kate conner, planning department's staff. i do not believe when that variants was granted that it was taken into consideration. looking back, we had the first building permits legalized. the applicant did go to the right procedure. there was a little bit of bigness in the notice. it did exceed the scope by about a foot and a half. they came back in with new permits and legalized that. the notice was a little bit vague. the plans were correct. at that point, they needed the variance. that is for the foot and a half. as for the ha
three. >> the three of us? >> ok. commissioner chan: ok. i don't have to do it. commissioner hammer: that's a great idea. thank you for volunteering. >> ok. i didn't mean to. ok. >> we thank you very much. >> to maybe it will come back and calendar this for a future date wungs we are ready with the documents. president marshall: since we are taking up all these things about the retreat, an item for discussion, then -- commissioner chan: thank you. president marshall: thank you very much. we'll take public comment on item number 5. any public comment on this particular item? >> hi, everyone. how are you. i work at mission centers at the bergen dwellings. i came here on a subject that i believe i tuck touched on at the last commission meeting. it is a particular officer, because of his absence in our area, we are dealing with a full-fledged race war. there have been two shootings. i don't know if they are recorded. i talked to captain corales who immediately jumped on the situation. but since officer valentin's removal, that place is chaotic. i deal with small children, and recently l
of assisted outpatient treatment in the city and county of san francisco. the resolution will allow us to begin the necessary steps in coordination with city departments and the court to allow for a system outpatient treatment to the most seriously mentally ill who are unable or unwilling to accept treatment. first, i would like to thank supervisor avalos and the budget committee for restoring mental health funding. state law requires counties that implement lauras lot to fully fund a voluntary services. my hope is we can adopt this resolution along with the budget to improve -- or parts of the budget to improve the outcome for mentally ill individuals and reduce costs related to law enforcement and emergency services. the presiding judge of the viscounty stated, implementing laura's law is actually very simple. the benefit to cost ratio is all on the benefit side. the human benefits are huge, both to the consumer and the community. the cost is small and the savings are immense. as i stated at the hearing, we can look at new york where a simple law -- similar law had been fully impleme
you provided the staff to help us bring about changes that you created and to weather through some of the bumps along the road. i think you learned how to put out a lot of fires. going to the fire commission, a good move. thank you. [applause] >> commissioner, congratulations. i think the entire commission has heard it over and over from the port staff, but we are really lucky, the people working for the city, to have such a great commission. it really feels like we're working on the same team towards the same objectives. you have always been so attentive to all of the items that we bring to you and help desk problem-solve when there were particularly thorny issues. we appreciate that. we wish you luck with the fire commission. we are a little bit jealous of the firefighters in the city. they have a great commissioner coming their way. we look forward to seeing you at the calamari club. [applause] >> commander and commissioner, susan reynolds, director of real estate. personally and on behalf of the real-estate department, thank you very much for all of your support. i hope to see
types of alcohol, it would be easier for us to apply that fee without taking into account the different ways that alcohol can be manufactured and make it easier for the tax collector to do the work and businesses to report on their sales. the amendments, we allowed this hearing to consider the amendments and are facing a timeline based on prop. 26, which is on the november ballot. prop 26, if it were to pass, would prevent the municipalities and state government from creating any fees in the future unless they had two-thirds of the public or the electorate. you might think that that helps to yield fiscal accountability in the county's, but it might also severely hamstring local governments from making decisions about their finances. today, primarily we have it open for public comments. everyone that wishes to speak will be allowed to speak on the measure. i will be asking my colleagues to move this item forward to the september 7 board meeting. it will be the first one after our recess. i will be around after this week for the month of august to take in concerns. there has been a discus
the cleanliness of waters in the southern waterfront, and that is one of the things you have to look at. using swimming as a good example, we have decided, sort of, to look at where good swimming places are, where water is perhaps too toxic for swimming, which is hardly anywhere. that would lead to the next step, which we are not here, which is getting people from, say, other parts of san francisco, say, downtown other than the waterfront. right now, we think about all the systems from down along the waterfront, and bikes and things moving that way. we have to start putting in bikes from over near the ocean. we want to come to candlestick park in the summertime because it is sunny there and body there, and they wanted beach. so those are going along the beach. -- is the sunny there andfoggy there. >> any other public comment? >> yes, as an open space advocate, [inaudible] that is a terrific idea. the only thing i have is just one question -- where is the county line? i'm not sure about the. the other thing is when the gentleman talked about skateboarding, a red flag went up with me because thi
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